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Grateful Dead Live at Berkeley Community Theater on 1984-10-31

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Grateful Dead Live at Berkeley Community Theater on 1984-10-31


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Shakedown Street, Mama Tried-> Big River, Ramble On Rose, Minglewood Blues*-> Big Railroad Blues*, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Don't Ease Me In Touch Of Gray, Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, I Need A Miracle*-> I Ain't Superstitous*-> He's Gone-> Drums-> Heaven Help The Fool Jam-> Morning Dew-> Around & Around*-> One More Saturday Night**, E: Satisfaction


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Berkeley Community Theater
Location Berkeley, CA

Source AUD (Sennheiser 441) > CM > CDR > WAV > SHN. Thanks to Dr. B.Fried for the cassette masters.

Notes

Source: AUD (Sennheiser 441) > CM > CDR > WAV > SHN. Thanks to Dr. B.Fried for the cassette masters.
Original SHN conversion by Mike Lai.

Note- This is a re-seed of previous seed by C Ladner; See info file for details

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Reviewer: Brian Bowes - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 13, 2017
Subject: The Mysterious Asterisks Explained
Fun show! Love the Halloween vibe the boys are kicking out here!

@GeoSon: The asterisks are for Matt Kelly who is playing harmonica with the band on those tracks.

In a related way, here's a video of the 85-3-25 Nassau show where Mickey throws at least three! drumsticks at Matt Kelly!

https://youtu.be/pvKsimWPrwQ?t=14m41s

I have no idea what that's all about, but it's a thing that happened.
Reviewer: kbmill - - January 3, 2017
Subject: bread crumb
happy new year 2017.
Reviewer: geoson - - October 31, 2015
Subject: Asterisks
I just love it* when I see asterisks** next to songs and there is no explanation anywhere.
Reviewer: kochman - - March 31, 2009
Subject: Gonearethedays???
You wrote:
Jerrys reading of the lyrics in ship of Fools seemed to be a comment on the upcoming reelection of ronald Reagan.

And, how, pray tell, did you come to that conclusion? Other than personal desire for that to be the case. Show me one instance of Jerry taking an interest in politics past 1970...
Reviewer: Danbury Dave - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 23, 2009
Subject: lazy isn't sloppy
you must listen again, sadly it's the last, but i think it's very groovy and the jam is longer and jammier. you gotta love the time sig. it's always been one of my fave bobby songs.
Reviewer: deadamerica - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2008
Subject: spooktackular
great recording. good set list.
Reviewer: gonearethedays - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 27, 2004
Subject: Under rated show
I think this show was outstanding. I believe it is under rated due to the 1st time played (Gimme Some Lovin) and rare (Casey Jones and Gloria) tunes played at the next 2 shows of this run.

Highlights of this show for me were many.

1. Jerry does a great doubletime in Big River and this was the best version of a song I had seen the Dead play many many times.

2. Matt Kelly actually found a place to fit in and seemed comfortable in the band that night. Compare the songs he plays on to his appearance earler in the year on 7/14 and you should see what I mean.

3. Big Railroad Blues, Lazy Lightning, a killer Shakedown and ramble on Rose all in the first set. Minglewood was much better with the addition of Matt Kelly.

4. I ain't superstitious. This is absolutely the best version of this song I have heard and it was a big surprise coming out of nowhere in the middle of I need a miracle for the first time played. Also it is a perfect Halloween song

5. Morning Dew. Always one of my favorites. Jerrys reading of the lyrics in ship of Fools seemed to be a comment on the upcoming reelection of ronald Reagan.

6. One more Halloween night. Jokingly, on the plane ride out I said maybe they will play "One more Halloween night" Boy was I surprised.

7. Satisfaction. Bob changed into a white sequined shirt before the encore "how white my shirt should be" Earlier in the show Bob wore a tie dye and Bunny ears. Not something you saw Bob do in the 80's.

8. The balloons popping during drums and space added a real omniphonic aura at the show. at one point you can hear Mickey playing with a balloon and letting gas out into a microphone.

9. The security guard from the Dead movie was working out front that night. "Go on in and enjoy the show"

10. Final note. I was sure after One more Halloween night that they would encore with Werewolves of London even though it had not been played in years. Bob's white shirt joke trumped me but the very next year on Halloween they opened with space-> Werewolves

I would love to see a soundboard or a Dicks picks release of this show.
Reviewer: Steinbergerman - favoritefavorite - August 4, 2004
Subject: one more halloween night
A fairly sloppy and disjointed affair, this one. Shakedown starts out at absolute warp speed. Pretty funny. The final Lazy Lightnin', and it's not hard to see why. The drummers struggle to find the right beat for Superstitious, and never really get it together. The Drums segment is missing. The show does end nicely though.
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